Abbas to Safadi : The current situation cannot be tolerated

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (right) receiving Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on May 31, 2022. (Palestinian Authority’s Press Office/AFP)
AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, visited Ramallah on Tuesday and met with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential headquarters, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Safadi conveyed a message from His Majesty King Abdullah II to President Abbas as part of continuous coordination and consultation on developments related to the Palestinian cause.

Abbas announced, on Tuesday, that the Palestinian leadership is in the process of taking measures to confront the Israeli escalation, and said that the current situation cannot continue.

In statements made while receiving Safadi, the Palestinian president said that “the current situation cannot be tolerated in the absence of a political horizon and international protection for the Palestinian people.” He added that Israel is repudiating on its obligations in accordance with signed agreements and resolutions of international legitimacy, and continues with unilateral actions, especially in Jerusalem. He cited “the daily assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque, the expulsion of Palestinians from Jerusalem’s neighborhoods, the demolition of their homes, the killing of children and defenseless people, settlement crimes, and settler terror.”

Abbas said the Palestinian leadership is about to take measures to confront Israeli escalations in light of the international community’s inability to compel Israel to comply with the resolutions of international legitimacy, and to stop its “criminal and occupying practices and measures of ethnic cleansing and racial discrimination, in light of the American silence to these Israeli provocations and practices”.

Safadi was expected to hold a press conference with his Palestinian counterpart, Riyad Al-Maliki, after the meeting, to talk about the latest developments. His visit comes two days after Israel held the flag march in occupied East Jerusalem in defiance of international law and following an escalation in breaches of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Jewish settlers.

Meanwhile, political advisor to Palestinian Foreign Minister Ahmed Al-Deek said on Tuesday  that “the Jordanian and Palestinian sides are studying the best ways to respond to ongoing Israeli escalations and will jointly identify the steps that must be followed at the international level, whether in achieving the preservation of the status quo in Al-Aqsa Mosque or with regard to providing protection for Jerusalem and its sanctities, as well as the best ways to restore the political horizon for resolving the conflict.”

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